• Red Rocks with water in front of them in the desert.
  • Clouds behind Joshua Tree and bushes.
  • Desert flowers blooming in bushes in front of mountains in the desert.
  • Setting sun reflecting of clouds of orange and blue behind a joshua tree.
  • Hoover Dam intake towers with water behind the dam showing that it is not full.


The Desert LCC Mexico Working Group (WG) was formed to address this challenge by identifying and working with Mexican partners to develop an effective bi-national strategy to initiate and maintain the goals and objectives of the Desert LCC over a large and diverse landscape. Read the full charter for the Mexico Working Group.

Andrew Rhodes Espinoza, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegida (CONAP)

Armand Gonzales, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Arvind Panjabi, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory

Debra Hughson, National Park Service

Gerardo Benzanilla, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua

Humberto Berlanga García, Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO)

Juan C. Guzma Aranda, Alianza Regional para la Conservación de Pastizales DCH

Jim Weigan, Bureau of Land Management

Kim Franklin, Arizona Desert Museum

Margarita Caso, Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático (INECC)

Mary Gustafson, Rio Grande Joint Venture

Robert Masta, Sonoran Joint Venture

Sergio Avila, Sky Island Alliance

Seth Shanahan, Southern Nevada Water Authority

Updated: June 20, 2014